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Job Title: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Advisor  

Location: Kano, Nigeria

Employer: Save the Children UK (SCUK)

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c14, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Contract Length: 5 years

The role: The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Advisor will provide technical support and advice to other national programme staff, staff in the programme states and Ministry of Health officials at state and LGA level in the area of maternal health. S/he is responsible for strategic planning, coordination and monitoring & evaluation of programme activities in relation to strengthening of maternal, neonatal and child health service provision and for supporting the state programme teams in strategic and operational planning and programme implementation. S/he supervises and works closely with related sector specialists.

Qualifications and experience:

•   At least 5 years of relevant clinical experience in obstetrics & gynaecology and participation in public health programmes in Nigeria, especially in Maternal and Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH)

•   Post-graduate qualification in public health, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), or a closely related field.

•   In-depth knowledge and understanding of current evidence-based obstetric care and internationally agreed global strategies and interventions for the reduction of maternal mortality and how to operationalize these

•   Proven experience in health programme planning, coordination and monitoring & evaluation.

•   Expertise in project leadership and management, including organizational development and staff management.

•   Demonstrable expertise in capacity building, including facilitation of training and coaching of health care providers through supportive supervision.

•   Excellent reporting and analytical skills.

•   Excellent communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills.

•   Computer literate (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

•   Ability to work in a team.

•   Experience in quality assurance of MNCH services and in conducting Maternal Death Reviews (Audit) and Criterion Based Audit will be of added value.

•   Willing and able to work in a challenging environment and have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to respond with flexibility and creativity.

•   Experience of working in Northern Nigeria will be of added value.

•   Experience in working with NGOs, CSOs, FBOs will be of added value.

Method of Application:

Kindly apply online or send your CV and covering letter on or before 26th November, 2013 explaining why you are suitable to State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Save the children offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please note that the position is subject to donor funding being received.

Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguard children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

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